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· October, 2009

Stories about East Asia from October, 2009

22 October 2009

China: Nobel Dream

This month, the Chinese press and online forums are saturated with coverage of Charles Kao’s winning of the Nobel Prize in Physics. Yet another overseas Chinese scientist has snatched the...

China: Fanfou is coming back?

China: Best and worse countries for journalists

Cambodia: Award honors sex slavery survivor

Sina Vann from Cambodia is an activist with the Somaly Mam Foundation helping fellow survivors of slavery as well as those still working in brothels. For her work, she was...

21 October 2009

Vietnam: Flooding pictures

Social divide in Singapore

Inheritance tax and children in limbo: adoption in Japan.

Adoption in Japan is a statistically under-represented, multi-dimensional issue. Young families seeking children, inheritance tax-evading grandchild adoptions, conservative opposition to confusing family blood-lines, and loosely regulated groups illegally netting profit...

China: Girl protester lifted away

Malaysia: State government introduces ‘1Toilet’ policy

Borrowing the branding of 1Malaysia, the state government of Terengganu recently introduces the ‘1Toilet' policy as a move for both teachers and students to share toilets to promote a sense...

Indonesia: The President's second term

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia took his oath marking his second term as head of state of the world's most populous Muslim country. Bloggers, twitterers, and plurkers share their...

China: The Power of Symbolic Appropriation in Chinese Cyberspace

China and U.S: Oba Mao

20 October 2009

China: From heroic to ignorant masses, and then…

The Chinese communist ideology has been eroding rapidly in the past two decades due to economic development. Traces of its revolutionary belief can still be found in political propaganda pieces...

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